All of you know that this cause and this agency are very special to me. While you all understand why the cause is important to me, I wish to share a bit about the agency. Many of you know it was founded by one woman whose sister, Susan Komen, died, as a young mother of breast cancer. Most of you know that the agency has suffered some bad press over the years, but did you know: they have never blinked an eye when continuing to support women/men in addressing breast cancer? that they help thousands and thousands of people at every stage of the breast cancer horrow story from screening to treatment to helping some just get to their treatment when there is no other way? that every day more lives are shared as the result of the countless pieces of educational material and talks to encourage screening and therefore early detection? that early detection has raised the 5 year survival rate from 76% to 98% in the last 25 years?
This is an amazing organization with an amazing mission. It is a mission that I hold near and dear because I dream of a day when no man or woman has to hear those terrifying words, "You Have Breast Cancer". Together we CAN make a difference.
1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Our region continues to have the highest incidences of breast cancer in the country with 63 women diagnosed each and every week in Oregon. 11 will die.
Please support my participation in the 2017 Eugene for the Cure with a donation, and join us in the global movement to end breast cancer forever. There is only one way we can accomplish this: Together.